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Research Technician C

Research Technician C

Job ID 
2017-10361
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
6/22/2017
Employee Classification 
1199 Union
Department 
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time

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ABOUT US

Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

 

Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The person will:

  • perform simple or moderately complex technical procedures
  • require only infrequent guidance
  • may frequently be responsible for ordering supplies and equipment for the laboratory
  • may occasionally train or guide other technical personnel
  • may modify experimental protocols
  • occasionally analyze and interpret data
  • may make occasional written contributions to papers and grant proposals.*
  • An understanding of moderately complex scientific literature and moderate understanding of research goals and rationale is required.

 

*May not be applicable.

 

The individual is expected to be responsible for his or her own work and will be working independently from supervisors. Specific daily duties include coordinating and processing research tissue and fluid specimens acquired within the Montefiore Surgical Pathology Units and the ICTR Clinical Research Center. The technician will work with both pathology and ICTR staff in organizing the flow of these samples into long term storage at the Einstein Biorepository, dispatching to the study team or shipping to a collaborating lab.  The individual will work with many investigators and must understand the sample processing needs of numerous clinical research protocols. Frequent use of computer databases and programs is necessary to track information regarding each sample during processing and while stored in the facility. Analytical analysis of research specimens will carried out on a limited basis as well.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:     Required to have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a related science (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biophysics, Bioengineering, etc.) or equivalent skills and experience, and  two to four and a half years of experience.

 

Training:       Practical laboratory or job experience in biomedical science preferred. This could include sample processing of tissue or fluids, analytical or instrumental experience. Experience using computer databases for record keeping purposes within the laboratory environment is preferred.

 

Experience:    1 year experience in laboratory research or analysis while using computer databases such as Excel or Access for the tracking of samples desired is preferred. Any pathology or repository experience preferred.